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Snakey maternity photos

“I had a 2 hour photo shoot done yesterday at my apartment. As soon as the photographer walked in and saw my snakes he was all about taking pictures with them.”

Aww, a cute fetal skeleton!

Thanks to Viva La Vida Photography for submitting this wonderful shot to the Offbeat Mama photo pool!

Adorable rockabilly family

I mean seriously, does it get much cuter than this family, photographed by Philadelphia’s Allebach Photography?

Breastfeeding your toddler never looked more beautiful

Mama C-Ta says of this beautiful portrait of her and her son Julian: “Nursing my 2 year old — I want to capture it before it ends which can happen without a moments notice.”

Stomach tattoo + pregnancy = ???

“I’m pregnant! …but what about my tattoo?” Ok, this was not my first thought, but as a bellydancer, it was an unavoidable one.

A fast and furious second home birth

July 18th, 2009 – the day I had guessed my baby would make her grand entrance, and by 5pm I was showing no signs of labor whatsoever and feeling pretty discouraged. I was only six days overdue, as I had fully expected, but my parents had to travel back to Wisconsin the next morning, and […]

A celebration of moms with ink

Have you taken a look at the Offbeat Mama Flickr pool lately? It’s huge! And filled to the brim with people parenting off the beaten path and making it look good. I was flipping through it this weekend and noticed there are some mamas out there rocking some serious ink, so I thought I’d compile […]

Why you should forget the mothering magazines

The hardest part of being a mother is trying to be a mother. Let me clarify: The hardest part of being a mother is trying to be the mother everyone tells you you must be.